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'''David Alan Mamet''' (; born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony Award|Tony nominations for ''Glengarry Glen Ross'' (1984) and ''Speed-the-Plow'' (1988). Mamet first gained acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway plays in 1976, ''The Duck Variations,'' ''Sexual Perversity in Chicago,'' and ''American Buffalo (play)|American Buffalo.'' His play ''Race (play)|Race'' opened on Broadway theater|Broadway on December 6, 2009, and his play ''The Penitent (play)|The Penitent'' previewed off-Broadway on February 8, 2017. Mamet's books include: ''The Old Religion'' (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; ''Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy'' (2004), a Torah commentary with Rabbi Lawrence...
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Birth placeChicago, Illinois, United States
OccupationAuthor, playwright, screenwriter, film director
NationalityAmerican
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Notableworks''The Duck Variations'' (1971)
''Sexual Perversity in Chicago'' (1974)
''Glengarry Glen Ross'' (1983)Josh Ferri, [http://www.broadway.com/buzz/164979/expletives-awards-and-star-power-why-glengarry-glen-ross-sells-as-a-modern-american-classic/ "Expletives, Awards and Star Power: Why Glengarry Glen Ross Sells as a Modern American Classic | Broadway Buzz"], ''Broadway.com'', 23 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-24.
''The Untouchables (1987 film)|The Untouchables'' (1987)
''Hannibal (film)|Hannibal'' (2001)
''The Unit'' (2006)
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Spouse{{marriage|Lindsay Crouse|1977|1990}}
{{marriage|Rebecca Pidgeon|1991}}
ChildrenWilla Mamet
Zosia Mamet
Clara Mamet
Noah Mamet
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